The Front | St Margaret's Bay, Dover, CT15 6HP, Telephone: 01304 852463 www.nationaltrust.org.uk St. Margaret's at Cliffe is a three-part village situated just off the coast road between Deal and Dover in Kent. The heart of the village is about 3/4 mile from the sea with the residential area of Nelson Park further inland and St Margaret's Bay situated along and below the cliffs north of South Foreland.
I drove up a track to get to the lighthouse but I am told that a 20 minute walk is what most people enjoy when visiting the lighthouse. Not sure about the walk back after eating two scones and downing a pot of tea..!
This tea room is actually inside the lighthouse and has a traditional theme to it; old wooden style table and chairs stand on a wooden floor. It is airy and the views of the seas are, quite literally, stunning and sitting eating and enjoying the views on this beautifully sunny day was a joy.
Scones and cakes are offered alongside tea and other drinks. I did not notice if snacks are offered as there were no table menus.
A walk around the grounds to relax is a must.
Recommended with plenty of parking but driving can be difficult across grass and mud tracks. Best to park and walk the track.
Pine Garden Tea Rooms
Beach Rd, St Margaret's at Cliffe, St Margarets Bay, Dover, CT15 6DZ Telephone: 01304 853173 www.baytrust.org.uk
St. Margaret's at Cliffe is a three-part village situated just off the coast road between Deal and Dover in Kent. The heart of the village is about 3/4 mile from the sea with the residential area of Nelson Park further inland and St Margaret's Bay situated along and below the cliffs north of South Foreland.
I popped in for lunch and had a baguette with bacon, lettuce and tomato with a pot of tea.
It was a quaint tea room with light white walls and low white ceilings, round tables with green plastic table cloths, and a matching green vinyl floor. Quiet and peaceful little tea room with excellent food. Tea was a little weak but well appreciated.
The menu had special boards: cream of roast onion soup; roast vegetable mozzarella quiche; chili con cane, rice and bread; onion, roast pepper and mozzarella quiche; Stilton and garlic mushroom and salad; and homemade scotch egg and salad. Also a selection of fresh cakes and scones.
The St Margaret's at Cliff area is a stunning part of Kent with beautiful pine gardens and countryside.
I met the manager who is a chef by trade and has managed this tea room for sometime.
I can recommend this tea room located in a stunning area. Plenty of free parking is available.
Contact Joe Ellis:
Joe Ellis' English Tea Room Guide PO Box 262, Herne Bay, Kent, England, CT6 9AW Telephone: 01227 376180